U18s go top after back-to-back wins
PUBLISHED: 12:59 10 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:07 24 May 2010
DESPITE not being at their best, Weston easily beat their hosts courtesy of some great finishing and solid defending. They took the lead early in the game after Craig Mawford was fouled in the area and Tom
Glastonbury Town Under-18s 0 Weston Under-18s 5DESPITE not being at their best, Weston easily beat their hosts courtesy of some great finishing and solid defending.They took the lead early in the game after Craig Mawford was fouled in the area and Tom Dancey scored from the penalty spot with ease. Minutes later the lead was extended as Jason Clarke took a free kick from outside the area, bent the ball around the wall and into the top corner.Jason Gustar made it 3-0 on the half hour following neat approach play by Matt Fisher, before Russ Driver scored on the stroke of half-time.The second half was a much quieter affair and Weston had to wait until the 65th minute to extend the lead, Gustar claiming his second of the night and his 10th in 10 league games this season.The margin of victory was enough to see Weston go above Backwell in the league on goal difference and leaves them just three points behind leaders Odd Down.Weston Under-18s 3 Cheddar Under-18s 1WESTON were made to fight all the way by an excellent Cheddar team performance. The three points gained from this result sees Weston replace Odd Down at the top of the table.Cheddar started the brighter and only good goalkeeping prevented them from taking an early lead. Weston responded well and might have taken the lead when Kerrie Sleeman's neat pass found Craig Mawford in front of goal but the Cheddar keeper saved well.The visitors deservedly went in front on 15 minutes when Adam Jones rose unmarked inside the area to head past Mathewson and into the goal.Jason Gustar replied for the hosts as Mawford's corner kick drifted to the far post when the forward headed home from close range.Weston started brightly in the second half and went in front within two minutes when great vision and technique by Shaun Potter saw Jason Clarke burst into the box and fire home.Gustar scored his second midway through the half and a combination of strength and determination ended with a firm shot that gave keeper Cooper no chance to save.There are just three games of the season remaining, the final home game is on Monday against Street, kick-off 7.45pm, followed by away games at Bridgwater and the return against Cheddar.Top of the Somerset Youth Floodlit League: 1, Weston played 13, 29 points (goal difference +27); 2, Odd Down 12, 29 (+14); 3, Backwell United 12, 26 (+24).